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You could say that nursing is a family business for Michelle Root, ARNP. Her sister, cousin, and sister-in-law are all nurses. But the person who most inspires her own path in nursing is the family member who only practiced for a year: her grandmother. “She graduated from nursing school in the...
The 2020 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC), scheduled for the end of April, fell victim, like virtually every other medical conference, to the COVID-19 pandemic. But a group of academic medical centers, who are already collaborating on a quality and safety event for residents to be...
For critical care fellow physician Alysa Davis, DO, working in an intensive care unit during the COVID-19 pandemic is both the most rewarding and the most challenging of times. “Patients with major and life-threatening issues are everything that an ICU is all about and what critical care training...
The SRNA class of 2020 is graduating in the midst of a historic pandemic, and their knowledge and skills in patient safety will never be more essential to the healthcare system. Because of COVID-19, we can’t give them the graduation ceremony or celebration they’ve earned, but we congratulate them...
Nick Mohr, MD, MS, associate professor of Anesthesia-Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Epidemiology, and Nouran Felo, a fourth-year medical student, will receive the 2020 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Nick Mohr, MD, MS The awards recognize...
Emergency medicine physician Nick Mohr, MD, MS, treated our first patient with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit. Soon after, he saw a way to contribute to research that could help him and his colleagues going forward.
Researchers from the University of Iowa, Boston University, and the University of Cincinnati have provided experimental evidence of a safe and independent way to connect multiple patients to a single ventilator. The researchers were assisted by the team at ProtoStudios in Iowa City to provide a 3D...
The Anesthesia Extern class for 2020-2021 began training with the Department of Anesthesia the week of April 20. This is the first time in 10 years that half of the extern class is women.
The Department of Anesthesia’s Anemia Management Clinic ranked in the 99th percentile of all such clinics nationwide, according to surveys conducted by Press Ganey. The annual report, which asked respondents to rate their visits in such areas as ease of scheduling appointments, friendliness of...
Archit Sharma, MBBS , was part of a multidisciplinary team that devised a way to care for COVID-19 patients while limiting the need for scarce personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gowns. Under the new guidelines, an infusion pump used in the administration of IV medications will be...